Treasures of Egypt tour explore Egypt in-depth on this 09-day Egypt vacation Package the mysteries & wonders of Egypt unfold before you on your journey along the eternal Nile River. Begin by spending time at the awe-inspiring Pyramids of Giza – the only existing wonder of the Seven Wonders of the World. Stand in awe at the Great Sphinx. Travel to the ancient Capital of Egypt Memphis, with its nearly 40-foot statue of Ramses II, and Sakkara. With its Pyramids & tombs. Enjoy the treasures of King Tutankhamun in the Egyptian Museum & the bustling Bazaar of Cairo. Embark on a leisurely paced 4-night cruise on the Nile, the world’s longest river. See Luxor’s impressive Temples of Karnak. On the West Bank of the Nile in Luxor, uncover countless ancient treasures including the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon. Partake in a special evening and dress up and join the fun during a traditional Galabeya party on board your Nile cruise, Visit Aswan and Abu Simbel temple, and more. Explore treasures of Egypt tour includes 5-star hotels & deluxe Nile cruise at the best price. Book Now & Save.
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS :
Embark on an expedition to the land of the Pharaohs. On arrival at Cairo Airport Look at Egypt Tours' team will meet and assist you to finish all the formalities then transfer to your hotel and relax and be ready for your adventure. Overnight at Cairo.
Today start your epic day by visiting the Giza Plateau, the site of the Great Pyramids of Giza Cheops Mycerinus and Chephren Built in the Fourth Dynasty (approximately 2690 BC), it is the only survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Revel in the opportunity to enter the interior of one of these legendary structures, and marvel at the massive stones used to construct them (Extra ticket) then view the Great Sphinx backdropped by the pyramids, a setting that has captured the imaginations of adventurers for centuries. After that have your lunch at a local restaurant then Visit Sakkara, located only 27 km southwest away from Cairo. Visit the Step Pyramid at Sakkara (Built for king Zoser), it is considered an important part of the process of the pyramid evolution, which was made from the simple mastaba to its widely known form the Pyramidal shape, this pyramid is considered the first stone construction ever built by the genius Vizir Imhotep. After that Visit Memphis City, the ancient capital of Egypt, where the colossal statue of Ramses II and the great Alabaster Sphinx are. This city dates back to 3100 B.C. see the great statue of King Ramses II the biggest man-made statue made for a king and also visit the Alabaster Statue of Queen Hatshepsut, after that back to your hotel. Overnight at Cairo
A new day for your tour in Egypt visits the most interesting Egyptian Museum, which features artifacts from the Pharaonic period. The museum displays a rare collection of 5000 years of art which is considered the largest and most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Over 120,000 overwhelming artifacts are presented, including gold and jewelry which were enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before it was discovered in the 1920s when his tomb was excavated. After your tour at the Museum, you have your lunch then move to the Coptic Cairo, or as Egyptian call, it (Old Cairo) contained within the boundaries of the Roman fortress of Babylon where the Copts built their churches for protection. For three hundred years, from the conversion of Emperor Constantine until the arrival of Islam, Egypt was a Christian nation, and the Coptic church is one of the oldest communions as well as the church that really pioneered austere monasticism in the remote desert. There are still tens of thousands of Copts in Egypt, many of whom live in Old Cairo. Their most famous church is that of El Muallaqa, the Hanging Church, built over one of the gateways into the old fortress, its nave suspended above the passageway. Also in Old Cairo, the saint's Sergius church has The Crypt where the Holy Family took shelter during their journey to Egypt, also there is the synagogue of Ben Ezra. (Under restoration) Once home to many Jewish families, few now remain scattered throughout Cairo. There has been a religious building on this site (initially a church, then a synagogue) since at least the 4th century, and the present synagogue houses a Torah on gazelle skin that dates to the 5th century BC. This whole area is a world-famous destination for Pilgrims, End your day by visiting the old Bazaar of Cairo, Khan el-Khalili is a major souk in the historic center of Islamic Cairo. The bazaar district is one of Cairo's main attractions for tourists and Egyptians alike, after that back to your hotel.
After breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and according to your flight time to Luxor, Look at Egypt tours' manager will escort you to the airport to fly to Luxor( 1-hour Flight) upon arrival your expert Egyptologist guide will be waiting for you to start your journey exploring the treasures and wonders of the ancient Thebes, Luxor the biggest open-air museum in the World start your tour by visiting the great complex of Karnak, bold, massive and hugely ambitious, Luxor's mammoth Temple of Karnak complex is one of Ancient Egypt's grandest building projects. Every pharaoh (ancient King) worth their salt added and amended the buildings here during their reign, stamping their seal on the kingdom's most revered religious sanctuary. For Karnak was the house of the gods, and its glories were to be feted by all, see the temple's walls, obelisks, a sacred lake, etc. then move to Luxor temple, the temple was built by Amenhotep III (1390-52 BC) but completed by Tutankhamun (1336-27 BC) and Horemheb (1323-1295 BC) and then added to by Rameses II (1279-13 BC). Toward the rear is a granite shrine dedicated to Alexander the Great (332-305 BC) and the temple was dedicated to God Amun the main God of the Empire at this time. Check in on your Nile cruise enjoys your lunch and free leisure rest of the day. dinner on board.
After breakfast on board, you will start your tour to the west bank of Luxor starting with the Valley of the Kings (KV) ever since Howard Carter opened up King Tutankhamun’s tomb to reveal the treasures of the boy king, the Valley of the Kings has captured the imaginations of travelers. The vividly painted tombs of Thebes' pharaohs allow visitors a glimpse at the burial rites and death rituals of Ancient Egypt, and today remain Luxor's West Bank's greatest and most popular attraction. There you will have the opportunity to visit 3 tombs there are more than 64 tombs found in the Valley of the Kings and still waiting for more discoveries, after that the second tour in the West Bank will be to Al-Deir Al-Bahari or Queen Hatshepsut temple the lady who ruled Egypt as male king for more than 16 years visit her unique temple have some rest at the Alabaster factory to see the work of the grandsons of the ancient workers and you can get some as souvenirs after that move to the famous gigantic statues known as the Colossi of Memnon. Carved out of hard yellowish-brown sandstone quarried in the hills above Edfu, they represent Amenophis III seated on a cube-shaped throne, and once stood guard at the entrance to the king's temple, of which only scanty traces are left. In Roman Imperial times they were taken for statues of Memnon, son of Eos and Tithonus, who was killed by Achilles during the Trojan War, stop for a photo then back to your Nile cruise for lunch and start sailing towards Edfu. Enjoy a lovely time on the sundeck your dinner will be on board.
Your cruise will reach the city of Edfu once the cruise anchors at the bank of the Nile your horse carriage will be waiting to visit the magnificent Temple of Horus or the temple of Edfu. Edfu's temple is one of the Ptolemy Dynasty's most impressive feats of construction and due to its youth - built in the 2nd Century BC - it's also one of Egypt's best-preserved temples. Here, the looming sandstone walls are covered in giant hieroglyphics and dazzling friezes that ape the patriotic decorations of earlier pharaohs. Within its vast chambers, strolling under colossal gateways and wandering ant-like through its hallways that seem to have been created for giants, you really get a feel for the all-encompassing power of Egypt's rulers, enjoy your visit then back to your Nile cruise continue sailing towards the city of Kom Ombo. Enjoy your stay on your cruise have lunch and enjoy teatime on the sundeck until you reach Kom Ombo, If you approach from the river, the soaring columns of the Great Temple of Kom Ombo rising dramatically above the Nile's bank are one of Egypt's iconic views. Today Kom Ombo, maybe a sleepy agricultural backwater surrounded by sugar cane fields, but this unique temple dedicated to the gods Sobek and Haroeris is a reminder of this area's importance in Ancient Egypt due to its prime position along the Nile. Stroll through the temple's colonnades, gazing up at scenes of pharaonic propaganda, and you'll capture the ambiance of this glorious history for yourself. Don’t forget to visit the museum of the crocodiles’ mummies back to your cruise dinner will be on board.
After your breakfast at your Nile cruise, Prepare to be blown away by the magnificence of these two temples with your guide and your private vehicle ( 3 hours driving) to Abu Simbel temples These two temples are undisputedly one of the world's most breathtaking monuments, and Egypt's second most visited touristic site, the Pyramids of Giza being on the top of the list. The relocation of the temples was a historic event in the 1960s. At that time, the temples were threatened by submersion in Lake Nasser when the High Dam was constructed. The Egyptian government with the support of UNESCO launched a worldwide appeal to save these colossal landmarks. They were successfully dismantled and relocated to a spot 60 meters above the cliff where they had been initially built. The more famous of the two temples is dedicated to Ramses II and the smaller one to his favorite wife Queen Nefertari. They were both built by Ramses II in the 13th century BC. The gigantic facade of Ramses II temple represents four colossal, seated figures of Ramses. The facade is 119 feet wide, and 100 feet high, and the statues are each 67 feet high. The facade door leads to the interior of the temple is a 185 feet long man-made rock cave that leads to a series of halls and rooms. The most remarkable feature of the temple of Abu-Simbel is that the construction is oriented in a way that twice a year, the morning sun rays shine through the length of the inner temple cave and illuminate the statues of the four gods seated at the end of the cave. After this visit back to Aswan has your lunch on your cruise then visit another landmark the temple of Philae dedicated to the goddess Isis, known as the mother Goddess, the temple of Philae is located in a beautiful setting, landscaped to match the original site of the temple when it was relocated by UNESCO after the building of the Aswan Dam threatened the site. The temple has several shrines and sanctuaries after that back to your cruise enjoy dinner on board, and overnight on board.
After breakfast on your cruise on the cruise check out and fly back to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo you will be transferred to your hotel for relaxing in Cairo.
After breakfast our representative will escort you to the airport for final departure according to your flight time.
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